‘Friend’ by Jenny Waitt Commended, Belonging Poetry Competition 2012

Friend

UNDER 19 MAIN CATEGORY COMMENDATION Prize: £50 Book voucher

 

Friend

I belong to you and you belong to me,

You arrive when I arrive, leave when I leave.

You come to me when I’m in need,

You appear when I am lonely,

Smiling when I smile, pained when I’m in pain.

You walk when I walk, run when I run,

Unravel my confusion and brighten my day.

My imaginary friend you make me feel safe.

We see each other, talk, smile, laugh, cheer, play.

But we must never touch or the image will fade,

These moments will stay with us forever.

You belong to me and I belong to you,

I will always be yours and you will always be mine,

But I will miss you when we part


Writing and Performance